The tech industry has an exceptional amount of turnover. Young, innovative people like to move from company to company just for the thrill of it. After all, the tech business is one big thrill, isn’t it? Trying to keep employees is always a challenge. Tech companies are more like college campuses rather than white-walled offices. Employees have the freedom to express themselves, but expression isn’t a stable energy, so companies are always trying something new to keep employees happy.
Coriant is one of those tech companies that knows they have to keep the mental juices flowing in the right direction, and the company has had success doing that. The latest Coriant move is to bring back the legendary Shaygan Kheradpir and name him CEO of the company. Kheradpir has recently been the Operating Director of Marlin Equity, so Coriant isn’t exactly a new company for him. Marlin Equity is the company that pulled Coriant together from three other network solution companies. The result is a vibrant company that is very active in finding new solutions for mobile devices and cloud programs.
Pat DiPietro, the former CEO of Coriant will now be the Operating Director of Marlin Equity and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Coriant. DiPietro and Kheradpir will continue to work together to keep the management team of Coriant on track in the highly competitive world of network solutions. DiPietro has nothing but praise for Shaygan Kheradpir. He is well aware of Kheradpir’s accomplishments and abilities.
Shaygan Kheradpir has a PH.D. in engineering from Cornell University and holds several patents. When he was CIO of Verizon, he was instrumental in developing an operating system that Verizon still uses today. While Mr. Kheradpir was Chief of Operations and Technology Officer at Barclay’s, he redesigned the bank’s operating system, and that is the system the bank still uses.
After his success at Barclay’s, he was named CEO of Juniper. While he was running Juniper, he developed a Cloud Builder program. But Marlin Equity had been following Kheradpir’s career, and they want him to help them make Coriant a network solutions powerhouse. Right after leaving Juniper, Shaygan was named Operating Manager of Marlin Equity. Mr. DiPietro recently told lightreading.com that Kheradpir brings a world of experience and knowledge to the current team at Coriant. DiPietro looks forward to his role and his interaction with Kheradpir. Their mission is for Coriant to be the best in the business.